April 13, 2015
Since Walgreens merged with UK drugstore chain Boots last year, the company has been ramping up its digital strategy and has announced a slew of strategic partnerships with companies like Qualcomm Life, WebMD, MDLive, and PatientsLikeMe. Walgreens President and Walgreens Boots Alliance EVP Alex Gourlay, who transitioned over from Boots in the merger, spoke at HIMSS this week in Chicago about each...
January 29, 2015
Less than a month after announcing its partnership with Novartis, Qualcomm is adding another big pharmaceutical company to its list of 2net partners: Roche, who will use Qualcomm Life's 2net platform to capture patient data from connected devices, starting with anti-coagulation meters.
“This collaboration marks a significant milestone for Roche as we launch a new generation of point-of-care...
January 8, 2015
Qualcomm's 2net Hub
Qualcomm Life announced two major partnerships at CES15 this year: one with pharmaceutical company Novartis and the other with pharmacy chain Walgreens.
Novartis selected Qualcomm Life as a partner for its global Trials of the Future program, in which Novartis is endeavoring to use more mobile technology in its clinical trials and to provide connectivity for future Novartis...
May 22, 2014
San Juan Capistrano, California-based remote monitoring analytics company Jointly Health has raised $1.3 million from investors including Frost Venture Partners and Reed Elsevier Ventures. This brings the company's total funding to date to $3.8 million.
According to CEO Dean Sawyer, the company's first product is still awaiting FDA 510(k) clearance, but they have their first few health plan...
December 12, 2013
In the first quarter of 2014, WebMD will launch its fifth major iteration, which will include a marketplace for buying personal health devices and some FDA-cleared medical devices, thanks to a major partnership with Qualcomm Life and its 2net ecosystem.
"We wanted to do a few things that were unique and ground-breaking, so we did not want this to be fitness focused, we wanted it to be condition...
October 8, 2013
"Ten years from now, we'll be talking about behavioral change methods, not the technology."
That was a prediction Don Jones, vice president of global strategy and market development for Qualcomm Life, the healthcare connectivity division of San Diego-based telecommunications firm Qualcomm, made Friday at the University of Southern California's seventh annual Body Computing Conference in Los...
September 10, 2013
With the launch of a revamped 4.0 version of its flagship app, WebMD has begun to execute on a strategy that Bill Pence, the company's EVP and CTO, laid out for MobiHealthNews earlier this year. Based on my March discussion with Pence and a recent interview with Todd Zander, WebMD's VP of Mobile and Emerging Media, the longterm vision for WebMD is to create an app and web experience that includes...
August 7, 2013
Qualcomm, through its Wireless Reach initiative, is embarking on a 50-patient research project which will use mobile health technology to help show asthmatic children and teenagers where and how their worst asthma attacks occur. Zephyr Technology, maker of wearable vitals monitoring system BioHarness, is providing technology for the program, as is Asthmapolis, a startup that makes GPS-enabled...
August 6, 2013
The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has announced the official launch of its Wired for Health mobile trial, which had begun recruiting last month, when the Institute brought on Dr. Steven Steinhubl as director of digital medicine.
"We are excited to embark on one of the first robust, cross-industry studies using multiple mobile medical sensors to determine whether we can lower...
May 7, 2013
We're just a few months into 2013 and already there have been announced at least a half dozen M&A deals -- large and small -- in mobile health. While one rumor floated around that WellDoc would be acquired early this year -- one report said Alere would buy it -- so far that prediction has proven unfounded. A number of companies, however, have been snapped up. This past week alone has brought...